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An Arts and Culture Podcast by SFMOMA Raw Material is an arts and culture podcast from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Each season we partner with a different “podcaster-in-residence” to explore modern and contemporary art through a new lens. Along the way we bring you voices of artists and thinkers from around the globe who offer surprising perspectives on the world through their work.

An Arts and Culture Podcast by SFMOMA Raw Material is an arts and culture podcast from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Each season we partner with a different “podcaster-in-residence” to explore modern and contemporary art through a new lens. Along the way we bring you voices of artists and thinkers from around the globe who offer surprising perspectives on the world through their work.
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An Arts and Culture Podcast by SFMOMA Raw Material is an arts and culture podcast from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Each season we partner with a different “podcaster-in-residence” to explore modern and contemporary art through a new lens. Along the way we bring you voices of artists and thinkers from around the globe who offer surprising perspectives on the world through their work.

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Episodes

Mixtape Episode 8: Amy Sherald by

8/6/2018
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In the long history of portraits of First Ladies of the United States, none has drawn a reaction quite like the painting of Michelle Obama by Baltimore native Amy Sherald. Hear the artist discuss art in the age of Instagram. This episode is produced by WNYC Studios and Note to Self. More episodes at .

Duration:00:26:06

Mixtape Episode 7: Carolee Schneeman Yoko Ono by A Piece Of Work

7/30/2018
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Carolee Schneemann and Yoko Ono have created provocative art throughout their careers. Learn how these artists have dedicated their lives to exploring the pleasures and the vulnerabilities of the human body. This episode is produced by WNYC Studios and MoMA. More episodes at https://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/pieceofwork.

Duration:00:26:18

Mixtape Episode 6: Patti Smith and Judy Linn by The Kitchen Sisters

7/23/2018
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Back when Patti Smith and Judy Linn were kids, they used art to shape the world around them, posing for each other in photographs and starring in each other’s home movies. Hear Linn discuss how the two young Brooklynites weren't just "dreaming a future, they were dreaming a present." This episode is produced by The Kitchen Sisters © The Kitchen Sisters 2015. More episodes at http://www.kitchensisters.org/.

Duration:00:07:44

Mixtape Episode 5: Maria Tallchief by Stuff You Missed in History Class

7/16/2018
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An Oklahoman of Osage heritage, Maria Tallchief rose to stardom through years of hard work and dedication. Peek behind the curtain at the globetrotting life of America's first prima ballerina—her loves, her losses, her joys, and her sorrows. This episode is produced by Stuff You Missed in History Class © Stuff You Missed in History Class 2014. More episodes at www.missedinhistory.com/.

Duration:00:27:29

Mixtape Episode 4: Hazel Scott by The Memory Palace

7/9/2018
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Hazel Scott was a child prodigy, a New York jazz icon, the first African American woman to host her own television series, and an outspoken critic of discrimination in all its forms. Find out how her courage made her a role model for many and a target for some. This episode is produced and hosted by Nathan DiMeo © The Memory Palace 2016. More episodes at http://thememorypalace.us/.

Duration:00:12:16

Mixtape Episode #: Georgia O'Keeffe by The Artsy Podcast

7/2/2018
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Many people know Georgia O’Keeffe for her flower paintings and depictions of the New Mexico landscape. Discover the very different setting that captured O’Keeffe during her time as a commissioned artist for the Hawaiian Pineapple Company—now the Dole Food Company— and how an initial distaste turned into great inspiration. This podcast was hosted and produced by Abigail Cain © Artsy 2017. You can find more episodes of The Artsy Podcast at on Apple Podcasts.

Duration:00:07:43

Mixtape Episode 2: Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein by Stuff You Missed in History Class

6/25/2018
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Gertrude Stein is often credited as a driving force behind Modernism and Cubism while her lifelong partner, Alice B. Toklas, is frequently left out of the story. Learn about this power couple and their roles as movers and shakers in the world of 20th century art. This episode is produced by Stuff You Missed in History Class © Stuff You Missed in History Class 2018. More episodes at https://www.missedinhistory.com/.

Duration:00:34:36

Mixtape Episode 1: Mary Cassatt by The Lonely Palette

6/18/2018
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Women artists are often compared to one another but not to their male contemporaries. Learn how Mary Cassatt became one of the most important Impressionist painters of—and ahead of—her time by using the nineteenth-century Paris Opera House as an unlikely backdrop for feminist commentary. This episode is produced and hosted by Tamar Avishai © The Lonely Palette 2017. More episodes at http://www.thelonelypalette.com/.

Duration:00:25:43

Raw Material Mixtape: Meeting in the Ladies Room

6/11/2018
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Catch a sneak peak of what’s coming this season on Raw Material's "summer mixtape," from SFMOMA. Music used in this this track: Klymaxx “Meeting In The Ladies Room.” Remix by Bernadette Cooper.

Duration:00:04:05

Landfall Episode 6: This Land is Your Land

2/12/2018
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“There is something cartoonish about life in California… something out of proportion, fantastical, even a little absurd.” End this season’s road trip back in the Bay Area, and explore the Emeryville mudflats, where artists upended the monumental, high-cost model of the Land Art movement with whimsical, communal, ephemeral sculptures. Play a road trip game that will broaden your concept of Land Art-- and make traffic more bearable. Artists featured in this episode: Joey Enos, Everett...

Duration:00:23:12

Landfall Episode 5: No Contradictions

1/29/2018
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“It looks crazy, surreal, like a mirage or magic. You want to walk towards that, don’t you?” Join hosts Jessica Placzek and Maddie Gobbo as they continue their West Coast road trip with a visit to the “happiest place on Earth”: Disneyland. Explore the designs and decisions that go into creating the seductive simulation of Walt Disney’s amusement parks and their utopian visions of the American landscape. Artist featured in this episode: Kim Irvine

Duration:00:30:20

Landfall Episode 4: Bewilderment

1/15/2018
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“Great leaders in all ages have sought the desert and heard its voice.” Land artists like Michael Heizer and Robert Smithson found inspiration in the desert, but they were not the only-- or the first-- to do so. Three artists offer reflections that examine our relationship with the Great Basin and the art it provokes.

Duration:00:25:23

Landfall Episode 3: Atmospheres

12/18/2017
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“If that had been men, doing that for a day, it would have been famous. Everyone would have known about it. But since it was women… it’s just gone.” Meet some of the historically overlooked women of the land art movement, who often worked in stark opposition to the “plundering of the earth” approach their male contemporaries engaged in. Then, leave the macho art world in the dust with a fictional exercise in mediation. Artists featured in this episode: Judy Chicago, Nancy Holt, Mierle...

Duration:00:27:56

Landfall Episode 1: Mounds, Jetties, Trails

11/20/2017
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“As long as you’re going to make sculpture, why not make one that competes with a 747, or the Empire State Building, or the Golden Gate Bridge?” This episode introduces artists who did just that. Explore monumental works of art that are meant to withstand time or succumb to its passage. What is your own relationship to the land? A post-apocalyptic tale might dig up more than you expect. Artists featured in this episode: Robert Smithson, Michael Heizer

Duration:00:25:07

Season 3 Trailer: Landfall

9/29/2017
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Catch a sneak peak of what’s coming this season on Raw Material, from SFMOMA.

Duration:00:01:06

Manifest Episode 6: The Community

7/10/2017
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Art brings us together. In this episode, members of Bay Area art collectives discuss what it means to make work for, by and with their communities. They reflect on the power of art to heal, inspire, and break down systems of oppression. Artists featured in this episode: 100 Days of Action, Club Chai, Russell E.L. Butler. Photo: 100 Days of Action, by Ben Leon.

Duration:00:19:12

Manifest Episode 5: The Legacy

6/26/2017
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Art is a form of remembrance. This episode features two artists, both born in Iran, discussing the very different ways their practices have been influenced by the country’s turbulent history. They consider how this legacy, whether inherited or experienced firsthand, is impossible to ignore. Photo: Arash Fayez. Photo by Geraldine Ah-Sue. Artists featured in this episode: Taraneh Hemami and Arash Fayez.

Duration:00:18:43

Manifest Episode 4: The Mind

6/12/2017
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Art is an exercise in perspective. This episode highlights works that invite new ways of seeing. Artists reflect on how they see themselves, how others see them, and how to look at the world through performance, portraiture, and abstract painting. Photo: Toyin Ojih Odutola. Photo by King Texas © 2015. Artists featured in this episode: James Luna, Toyin Ojih Odutola, and Katherine Sherwood.

Duration:00:22:28

Manifest Episode 3: The Home

5/30/2017
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Art is emotional. This episode examines the concept of “home.” Through their work, a sculptor, a painter, and a singer express feelings about being at home, being in exile, safety, fear, connection, and belonging. Photo: Ana Teresa Fernández, by Geraldine Ah-Sue. Artists featured in this episode: Mildred Howard, Ana Teresa Fernández, and Diana Gameros.

Duration:00:25:47

Manifest Episode 2: The Body

5/15/2017
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Art is material. This episode explores art in relation to the body. Hear artists reflect on gender and performance, transform themselves into cockroaches, and sculpt self-portraits from chocolate and soap. Photo: Xandra Ibarra, Nude Laughing, performance at The Broad, Los Angeles, 2016. Photo by John Tain. Artists featured in this episode: Xandra Ibarra, Cassils, and Janine Antoni.

Duration:00:23:07